August 18, 2011
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Pottery Barn-Inspired Chandelier from Bethy Belle Crafts

Bethany from Bethy Belle Crafts is here today to share an idea for turning a ho-hum object into something inspired by the pages of a Pottery Barn catalog!  *** Hi everyone! My name is Bethany and I am a stay at home mom of two beautiful children and wife to an amazing husband. I like […]

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August 17, 2011
Skip the store-bought version and make granola bars from scratch. Easy and so delicious!

Easy Granola Bar Recipe

  Super quick and easy, these easy homemade granola bars are a great way to incorporate some healthy fiber, nuts and dried fruit into your (or you little one’s!) diet. These make for a terrific after school snack or on-the-go breakfast! Easy Granola Bars(adapted from USA Weekend)2 cups rolled oats1/2 cup wheat germ1/2 cup sliced […]

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August 16, 2011
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Kitchen Decor Updates (New Shelving and Chalkboard)

When we moved into our house, I hung an old picture and some plates willy-nilly behind the table in our kitchen just to take up blank wall space. I was never satisfied at all with the space, so I decided recently to give everything a facelift, just in time for my daughter’s fourth birthday party. […]

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August 16, 2011

Last summer, I started a new tradition with my children. We raised our very own butterfly “family” from teensy larvae all the way until they were ready to be released into our backyard! This was an activity we all loved, and it was a terrific learning opportunity for all of us.To start, I purchased one […]

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August 16, 2011

Thus far in our Boredom Busters series, we’ve covered some novel ways to keep kiddos entertained by appealing to their appetites with fun edible bingo and to their scientific side with a photo scavenger hunt. Today’s idea will let them show their creative prowess with a craft project that can also be used later for […]

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August 15, 2011
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Ceiling Medallion Wall Clock Tutorial

I have recently been sprucing up my kitchen decor (more on that to come tomorrow), and in doing so, I knew I wanted to include a large wall clock in the display. One of my current color crazes is metallic copper (something that started with my Faux Hammered Copper project here), and in creating my clock, […]

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August 14, 2011
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Top Blogs + Favorite Recipes = Making a Difference for Others!

It’s here! It’s here! After literally MONTHS of creating, the “50+ Top Blogs All Time Favorite Recipes” cookbook is HERE!!! You may have seen a sneak peek of this gorgeous recipe book this past month. We hope you have been anxiously awaiting it. Now, until the end of August, it’s available for purchase. But wait, […]

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August 12, 2011
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Pleated Poppy Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY CLOSEDCongratulations to Samara Link, lucky #75!***We’ve (almost!) survived our first full week of school here at Chez Bell, and to celebrate, I think it’s high time for another fabulous giveaway! There are few things I enjoy more about the online creative world than exploring and discovering new mom-owned shops that offer gorgeous wearable creations. […]

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August 11, 2011
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Summer of Service: Saying Thanks (Fillable Thank You’s)

Hello, everyone! I am thrilled to be here today to share a quick project idea for Steph’s Summer of Service series. I have loved all of the ideas shared so far. What a great concept!Teaching children the importance of gratitude is something I feel very strongly is a crucial part of parenting. In the hustle […]

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